Saturday, June 24, 2017

Spring Flowers Blooming Art Journal page


I have had this background laying around for a while now, so long in fact that I can not remember what I used to colour it. I had a blitz on backgrounds a couple of months ago and can't really remember what I used on any of them. Will have to remember this for future projects. One page at a time.......

I have covered the whole page with lace, then I think I sprayed it with assorted ink/glimmer sprays.
Some texture paste through a circle stencil and a bit of random stamping with a Kaisercraft clear stamp and some Stayzon Ink.

I hand cut the flower petals from book paper the added the circle centres. Some doodling around the edge of the flowers and on the centres before adding a bit of shading around the flowers with my Faber-Castelle Big Brush markers.

The butterflies are clear stickers from Kaisercraft and the words are Tim Holtz stickers.

Going to head off now and start a new project. Not sure if it will be an Art Journal page, a Scrapbooking page or a Card.

Thanks for dropping by
Till next time

Friday, June 23, 2017

Australia Day 2012 Layout

Hi there,

I have been busy doing God knows what.

I have managed to get 1 layout done and I am going to share it now.

I have used SEI - Glitzmas papers along with plenty of white cardstock.
I like the look of matting all the patterned papers and I have used this technique before with black cardstock as the matting. I have used red, white and blue (Australian flag colours) papers, but have thrown in some green as well.

I used my Cricut with the Pretty Pennants cartridge to cut the pennants and my Scan N Cut with the True Type Converter to cut the title.

I am still learning how to use the Scan N Cut and get frustrated that I don't seem to get enough time to just sit down with it and really get my teeth into it.  I guess I will have to make time soon.

Anyway here is the layout

Thanks for dropping by,
Till next time

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Design Team Announcement

Good morning.

I am so happy to announce that I have been accepted as a Design Team member for Creative Inspiration.

Check out all the details and other team members here.

Thanks for dropping by
Till next time

Friday, June 16, 2017

Dresses Layout

Good afternoon from overcast Adelaide.

I have recently had the hard drive in my laptop replaced and I have spent all morning messing around with it setting everything up so I can take it away with me when on holidays as I find the iPad impossible to do blog posts which contain photos, which is basically all of my posts.

The hardest part was getting the email set up for the 2 email accounts I have. Although it was not imperative that I had them both on there as I will still have my iPad with me which receives all my emails, I wanted to get it set up for both anyway. At this stage this is still an ongoing project but I think I have got it sussed.

Anyway I'm off the beaten track a bit there.

I have got a layout to share today that I have done in a monochromatic colour scheme. Well actually black and white.

The papers I have used in this layout are from a kit I bought years ago and it did not have a brand name attached so I have got no idea what it is. Sorry.

I started with a plain white background and splashed it with several Glimmer Mists for just a little touch of colour.

I matted the 2" x 3" photos on a piece of patterned paper then onto black cardstock to reach across the centre of the page.

Next I cut various sized circles on my Scan N Cut and adhered them behind the photo mat.

The alphas for the title and embellishments were in the kit.

A simple layout but I am happy with it.

Thanks for dropping by
I love to see your comments
Till next time

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Cool Layout

Hi there

I am back with another page I created while we were in Geelong. I made up some "kits" before I left with photos and papers so I would have something to keep me busy when we were not out sightseeing or dancing.

I have used SEI - Chalk and Dear Lizzy - Happy Place papers for this layout. the patterned background is a printed transparency in the Happy Place range.

There is some Gyprock tape (dry wall tape) , pink hessian (burlap), a journalling card, some large buttons and a die cut used here to complete the page.

Thanks for dropping by
Till next time

Monday, June 12, 2017

Geelong Class with Cindy Porter

A quick post tonight just to show you the layout I did at a class with Cindy Porter in Geelong.
I have admired Cindy's work for sometime now and when I saw that she was teaching at the  Kaisercraft  Outlet store while I was there I had to go along. Cindy teaches there every Thursday so if you are in Geelong on a Thursday go along to the class and create something beautiful.

I have not added the photo to this layout yet but that will be added to the list of things I have yet to do.

The papers are all from the Sage & Grace line from Kaisercraft

Thanks for dropping by
Till next time

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Published Layouts

Hi there,

We have just got back from Geelong where we have been house sitting. We have been away for 3 weeks in total so there have been no posts from me for a while.

When I got home I was sorting through the mail and found my latest Scrapbooking Memories magazine. And look what was inside.

I had two layouts published. I always get a bit of a thrill to see my work in a magazine

Here are the two layouts so you can see them a bit better.

I have used Golden Glass Bead Gel through a hand cut feather stencil  on the white cardstock background before adding some blue splatters with Artiste Spritzing Ink. This was then layered onto orange cardstock. The papers are a mix of Bo Bunny, Basic Grey and Kaisercraft. The paper feathers are cut using a Kaisercraft die. The title uses Heidi Swapp alphas that I have heat embossed with navy blue embossing powder.
A Martha Stewart punch, a bird feather with a bit of ribbon completes the embellishments.
The journalling was printed from my computer and cut into strips to fit where I wanted them.

Once again I have mixed Kaisercraft and Bo Bunny papers on a white background cardstock.
As the photo was taken at school and was in the school newsletter I have used some school type embellishments.
The banner was cut using Spellbinders Nested Lacy Pennants die and Dynamics Mix & Match Banner die. The stars and hearts on top of the banner were made with a punch. The hearts are covered with Dimensional Magic. The title was cut using Tim Holtz Inside Out Alpha die and also covered with Dimensional Magic.

I have got lots more layouts to share that I did while we were away so will be back soon.

Thanks for dropping by
Till next time

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Us layout

Hello from Geelong.

We are here for a few days house sitting. I have been to the Kaisercraft Outlet, Lincraft and Spotlight and will definitely be taking home more that I bought over with me. Just as well we are in the car and not flying.

Before we left I made up a few kits so I would have some scrap-booking to do while I am here.
This is the first layout.

I have used SEI papers from both Juliette and Poppy ranges, some vellum with gold hearts under the "Us" title and the embellishments are the Vintage Escape range from Aldi. Plenty of doodling to define the various papers.

The photo was taken about 2 years ago, Cindy gave me a photo shoot with a professional photographer for mother's Day and this is one of the photos from that day.

Thanks for dropping by
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Monday, May 22, 2017

Charli's Book 2017

Good morning

Today I am sharing the rest of Charli's book.

There are 22 pages so this is going to be a very long, photo heavy post.

95% of the papers used in this album are Kaisercraft Too Cool for School or Class Act

On this first page I generally place her school photo for the year.
The inside cover has a corner pocket for a photo mat.
The pennants on the opposite page are made using heat embossing and a CRE8TIVE stamp.

This page has a 4 section waterfall mat with a magnetic closure and a wooden embellishment
The opposing page has a vertical pocket covered with tulle. I stamped the Prima "Betty" stamp twice, once on cream cardstock and once on patterned paper and heat embossed it to assemble the girl then added the lace daisies to the hemline

A simple bottom pocket on this page decorated with some patterned paper, die cuts, ric rac, buttons and a burlap flower.
The opposing page is a pocket made by sticking two pages together then cutting the top off on a diagonal. I then added some patterned paper to create a pocket for another photo mat

The back of the pocket got the same treatment with patterned paper making another pocket.
The opposite page has a belly band with a bottom stop made from a couple of die cuts. The flowers that decorate the band are made from Kaisercraft DD 707 die and Leane Creative 006 flower die.

A simple punched edge vertical pocket decorated with some patterned paper and a chipboard embellishment for the left hand page and a fold out photo mat with another chipboard embellishment that opens out to show another photo mat mounted on some patterned paper on the rights. The paper clips are made by hot glueing an embellishment to a coloured paper clip.

The right hand page hold a fold out booklet which opens top and bottom and left and right providing space for 5 photos all tied up with a pretty ribbon.
On the left I have used a printed transparency as the pocket and decorated it once again with flowers made with the Leane Creative 006 flower die.

A simple bottom pocket layered with another piece of cardstock making a double pocket which is decorated with ribbon and die cuts create the left hand page. For the right I have used a brad to attach two photo mats to the top right of the page allowing them to swivel.

A top pocket created with die cut pennants and the same stamped and embossed pennants used on an earlier page. Hearts that have been cut on my Scan N Cut and embossed with Cuttlebug dots embossing folder hold the photo mat in place. Once again a vertical pocket with pattern paper and a cut paper heart and chipboard embellishment provide space for the photo mats on right hand page

Between this next page and the previous page is a full page side opening pocket that is holding a photo mat. You can see it poking out on the left hand side of this photo with the yellow edge strip.
Three squares placed on the diagonal and mounted with foam tape create the pocket to hold the photo mats in place for the left hand page. In hindsight, I would probably use 4 or 5 squares here so the mats do not tip towards the centre of the book.
On the right a top pocket made with patterned paper and a punched edge hold the photo mats while a die cut made with Tim Holtz Ornate die decorates the bottom of the page

A double layer diagonal pocket decorated with journalling cards, pennants, a stamped and embossed circle and a chipboard owl painted with acrylic paint create places for at least two photo mats on this left hand page.
On the right I have made a little booklet that opens out to the right giving room for 3 photos. It is simply decorated with a strip of patterned paper at the top and bottom and a gold cardboard bow. Some patterned paper and bling decorate the bottom of the page

On this last double page I have fixed a large photo mat to some patterned paper. A strip of patterned paper decorated with die cut hearts (Kaisercraft DD342) and a shaker star filled with gold glitter decorate the top. The inside cover is covered with patterned paper, a journalling card and die cut are attache on the outside edge to hold a couple of photo mats. The decoration is a set of wooden stars that have been sprayed with Glimmermist and had a gem added in the middle.

The back cover is covered with the same paper that is used on the font cover.

Wow.....long post. If you have stuck with me till the end Thank You

Hope you like my book.

Till next time

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Front Cover of Charli's Book 2017

Hi there

I am here today to share with you the front cover of Charli's book.

Charli is my 9 year old grand-daughter and each year I make a book or similar to showcase her year both at school and general life.

This year I decided to repurpose and old hard cover novel that I bought from the op-shop. This book is approx 9.5" x 6"

This is the front cover which is very simple.

The patterned paper is by Bo Bunney. Because the pattern is so busy and bright I opted to add just the one flower, some washi and her name and the year.

The alphas are an old Kaisercraft Alpha Sticker (Fairy Floss) that I have painted with Black acrylic paint and then given a coat of Dimensional Magic. I love the effect of that stuff.

I will share more pages with you next week.

Thanks for dropping by
Till next time